Compagnie O /​ Bouchra Ouizguen (MA)

23.–24. august 2018

Past showings

19:00, Foyer

17:00, Botanisk hage

20:00, Hersleb skole

“The emergence of difference from sameness is one of the central preoccupations of Bouchra Ouizguen’s Corbeaux which combines the qualities of moving sculpture and sound installation as black-robed women utter piercing cries and abruptly jerk their heads backward as they move through a site-specific space with ritualized, repetitive intent.” The New York Times

“An experience. This is the word that comes to mind to describe “Corbeaux”.. A piece that seems both mystical and confusing, experimental and contemporary. In any case, we are more than intrigued.” Time Out Paris

In her work Corbeaux, meaning ravens, Bouchra Ouizguen offers us an intensely cathartic experience. The piece expresses the Moroccan choreographer’s wish to make use of non-theatre spaces, with a ritualistic performance work akin to a living sculpture, a stirring display of movement and sound.

A silent group of women dressed in black form geometric alchemical shapes before their extraordinary shrieks and ecstatic movement dispels all notions of time and space. The ensuing experience is both intimate and universal, and evokes raw emotions in the audience, linked to our cultural and spiritual origins. Its impact lingers leaving us feeling dazed and weary, as if we have just been on a very long journey.

23. august 19.00: Black Box teater, Foajé
24. august 17.00: Botanical garden, vis à vis Handwerk Botaniske (café)
24. august 20.00: Hersleb skole, schoolyard
Free entrance. You don´t need to book a ticket in advance.

  • Duration 30 minutter